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The Oregon Basketball Coaches Podcast

68 EpisodesProduced by Derek DumanWebsite

The Oregon Basketball Coaches Association board of directors interviews current and former coaches around the state to discuss all things involved with being a basketball coach.

68 Episodes | 2020 - 2021

Ron Hop - Dayton Boys Basketball

September 19th, 2021


Coach Hop discusses what he's learned in his years of coaching, discusses his defensive principles, and how he gets the most out of his players. 

Interested in contacting coach Hop?  You can reach him via email:

Brandon McMullen - Burns Girls Basketball

September 12th, 2021


Coach McMullen discusses how his coaching style/philosophy have changed over the years, what has led to building consistent success, and how he …

Casey McCord - Marshfield Boys Basketball

September 5th, 2021


Coach McCord discusses what led to success in year one as a head coach, his program culture and non-negotiables, and how he plans to build on recent …

Wes Pappas - Tualatin Girls Basketball

August 29th, 2021


Coach Pappas discusses some key takeaways from his experience as an assistant coach, how he teaches physical play, and discusses his 2-3 zone and …

Andrew Vancil - Beaverton Boys Basketball

August 22nd, 2021


Coach Vancil discusses what it's like to coach at his Alma Mater, how he connects with his youth program, and how he teaches good shot selection.  

Interested in contacting coach Vancil?  You can reach him via email: 

Casey Bunn-Wilson - Linfield Women's Basketball

August 15th, 2021


Coach Bunn-Wilson discusses making the jump from coaching high school to college hoops, shares about her experiences in international basketball, and …

Cody Aker - Gladstone Boys Basketball

August 8th, 2021


Coach Aker discusses growing up as a coaches kid, his multiple defenses philosophy, and how he manages player expectations. 

Interested in contacting …

Joy Lease - Mazama Girls Basketball

August 1st, 2021


Coach Lease discusses what has led to her continued success, shares her experience coaching her daughters, and how she manages player expectations …

Maco Hamilton - George Fox Men's Basketball

July 25th, 2021


Coach Hamilton discusses making the jump from high school to college coaching, discusses his player evaluation system, and offers suggestions for …

Jon Frazier - Summit Boys Basketball

July 18th, 2021


Coach Frazier discusses how he has built is program from the youth level to alumni, how they use analytics to evaluate performance, and reflects on lessons learned from the past season. 

Interested in contacting coach …

Kyle Cowan - Portland Christian Boys Basketball (OBCA President)

May 9th, 2021


Coach Cowan discusses what he's learned in 20 years of coaching, provides updates on the Oregon Basketball Coaches Association, and discusses how he's preparing for the upcoming season.  

Interested in contacting coach …

Danielle Bellando - Willamette Girl's Basketball

May 2nd, 2021


Coach Bellando discusses what it's like to coach at her alma mater, how she prepares her team for upcoming games, and how she develops her younger players.  

Interested in contacting coach Bellando?  You can reach her …

Mike Crawford - Enterprise Girls Basketball

April 25th, 2021


Coach Crawford discusses his up-tempo philosophy, what's led to consistent success, and how he helps players take ownership of their role on the …

Former HS Players - Why High School Hoops are Important

April 18th, 2021


For this episode, we interviewed former high school basketball players and asked them about their experience in high school athletics.  These players …

Greg Warburton - Sport Performance Mental/Emotional Fitness Training Coach

April 11th, 2021


Greg discusses the importance of mental and emotional fitness for athletes, discusses different techniques coaches can use to help their players, and talks about his new book which is a must read for coaches. 

Tully Wagner - North Marion Boys Basketball

April 4th, 2021


Coach Wagner discusses how he builds toughness in his players, how they define and measure success, and how they prepare for upcoming opponents. 

Brian Morse - Cascade Christian Boy's Basketball

March 28th, 2021


Coach Morse discusses what he's done to build a consistent winner, how he works with parents, and offers advice for coaches after over 3 decades in coaching. 
Interested in contacting coach Morse?  You can reach him via …

Danny Miles - Oregon Tech Men's Basketball (Retired)

March 21st, 2021


Coach Miles shares experiences from his 45 years in coaching, discusses his Value Point System, and shares his thoughts on what made his teams …

Gary Hull - Western Christian Boys Basketball

March 14th, 2021


Coach Hull discusses how he has turned Western Christian into a consistent winner, some of his favorite drills, and shares advice for dealing with …

Craig Ellingson - Crescent Valley Girls (Retired)

March 7th, 2021


Coach Ellingson discusses how the game has changed in his 2+ decades of coaching, how his handling of parents has changed, and shares advice for coaches as a former AD. 

Interested in contacting coach Ellingson?  You …

Scott Plankenhorn - North Medford Boys Basketball

February 28th, 2021


Coach Plankenhorn discusses his 30 years at North Medford, how he defines success, and how he has built a consistent contender.  

Interested in …

Greg Werner - Tillamook Boys Basketball (Retired)

February 21st, 2021


Coach Werner discusses player evaluations, his 8 principals of teamwork, and his match up zone.  

Interested in contacting coach Werner?  You can reach him via email at or phone at …

Alicia Love - Ridgeview Girls Basketball

February 14th, 2021


Coach Love discusses what it's like to coach with her dad, reflects on her first year as a head coach, and how she helped take the program to the state tournament. 

Interested in contacting coach Love?  You can reach …

Craig Evans - Canby Boys Basketball

February 7th, 2021


Coach Evans discusses what it's like to coach with his dad, how he keeps his alumni involved, and how he prepares his teams for upcoming opponents.  

Nick McWilliams - South Salem Girls (Retired)

January 31st, 2021


Coach McWilliams discusses lessons he's learned in his 40+ year career, coaching his daughter, and how basketball has changed over his career. 

Interested in contacting coach McWilliams?  You can reach him via email at 

Eric Knox - Benson Girls Basketball

January 24th, 2021


Coach Knox discusses how he built his program from scratch, his mentorship program, and his pressure defense philosophy. 

Interested in contacting …

Robert Key - Grant Boys Basketball

January 17th, 2021


Coach Key discusses how he created a winning culture,  how he uses analytics, and how he builds buy in on the defensive end of the floor. 

Interested …

Phil Vesel - Southridge Boys Basketball

January 10th, 2021


Coach Vesel discusses his program non-negotiables, how he deals with parents, and what he likes about his 1-3-1 zone defense.  

Interested in contacting coach Vesel?  You can reach him via email at 

Jeff Clark - Oakland Boys Basketball

January 3rd, 2021


Coach Clark discusses how he engages the school community, has build a consistent state tournament contender, and how he prepares teams for upcoming …

Nick Robertson - Beaverton Boys Basketball (Retired)

November 22nd, 2020


Coach Robertson discusses how he instilled in his players the expectation of winning, tells the Les Schwab Invitational origin story, and talks about his legacy.

Interested in contacting coach Adams?  You can reach him …

Melanie Wagoner - Liberty Girls Basketball

November 15th, 2020


Coach Wagoner discusses how she has built a family culture, how she runs her youth program,  and how her time as a college coach has shaped who she …

Tom Cole - South Medford Girls Basketball

November 8th, 2020


Coach Cole discusses how he has built South Medford into a consistent winner, their up-tempo system, and how he deals with parents. 

Interested in …

Barry Adams - South Salem Boys Basketball (Retired)

November 1st, 2020


Coach Adams discusses the triangle offense, tells the Camp Cascade origin story, and talks about his legacy. 

Interested in contacting coach Adams?  You can reach him via phone at 503-223-5143.

For more information …

Marty Stallard - Myrtle Point Girls Basketball

October 25th, 2020


Coach Stallard discusses what has led to his consistent success,  the keys to his match-up zone defense, and shares advice for young coaches.  

Interested in contacting coach Stallard?  You can reach him via email at

Jason Lowery - Jesuit Girls Basketball

October 18th, 2020


Coach Lowery discusses how he prepares his team for opponents,  how he manages high  expectations, and lessons he learned as a high school coach.  

Dave Hancock - South Eugene Boys Basketball

October 11th, 2020


Coach Hancock discusses what he learned as an assistant coach in Australia, how he develops successful players on and off the court, and how he …

Josh Grotting - Sutherlin Girls Basketball

October 4th, 2020


Coach Grotting discusses how he built his youth program, what he does to produce consistent on court success, and how he makes practice as competitive as possible. 

Interested in contacting coach Grotting?  You can …

Bill Westerholm - Seaside Boys Basketball

September 27th, 2020


Coach Westerholm discusses how he built his youth program, his Cedar Ridge program retreat, and what makes his defenses tough to play against, 

James Broadous II - De La Salle North Catholic Boys Basketball

September 20th, 2020


Coach Broadous discusses what has led to his program's success, shares some of his favorite drills, and talks about how we as coaches can help teach players about more than the game of basketball. 

Interested in …

Rahim Tufts - Sherwood Boys Basketball

September 13th, 2020


Coach Tufts discusses how he creates a positive program culture, how he teaches good shot selection, and how he plans to prepare for the 2020-2021 …

Scott Wakefield - Grants Pass Girls Basketball

September 6th, 2020


Coach Wakefield discusses what's helped him develop a program, how he adapts his system to match his players, and how he creates successful shooters.

Bart Pollard - Marist Catholic Boys Basketball

August 30th, 2020


Coach Pollard discusses his experiences at both public and private high schools, how he instills discipline in his team, and how he involves parents …

Sean Kelly - La Salle Prep Boys Basketball

August 23rd, 2020


Coach Kelly discusses what he's learned coaching college basketball, how he develops team chemistry and culture, and offers advice for helping …

Gregg Griffin - Rex Putnam Boys Basketball

August 16th, 2020


Coach Griffin discusses the OBCA mentoring program, how he develops his assistant coaches, and how to have tough conversations with players and the team. 

Interested in contacting coach Griffin?  You can reach him via …

Clif Wegner - Clackamas Community College Men's Basketball

August 9th, 2020


Coach Wegner discusses his experience coaching at different levels, how he has adapted the triangle offense, and how he builds team chemistry.

Interested in contacting coach Wegner?  You can reach him via email at

Scott Aker - Franklin Boys Basketball (Retired)

August 2nd, 2020


Coach Aker discusses lessons he's learned in 36 years of coaching, holding kids accountable, and how he builds relationships with all players in his …

Chuck Matthews - Madison Boys Basketball

July 26th, 2020


Coach Matthews discusses developing a positive culture, player skill development, and how he uses film as a teaching tool. 

Interested in contacting …

Mardy Benedict - Lebanon Girls Basketball

July 19th, 2020


Coach Benedict discusses how he creates and builds team chemistry, how he navigates difficult conversations with players, and how he involves parents …

Craig Rothenberger - Junction City Boys Basketball

July 12th, 2020


Coach Rothenberger discusses his defensive principles, developing leaders, and what he has learned in over 40 years of coaching high school …

Glen Lee - Mountainside Girls Basketball Coach

July 5th, 2020


Coach Lee discusses building a program from scratch, developing a youth program, and advice from his many years in coaching.

Interested in contacting coach Lee?  You can reach him email at and on …

Chris Schmerbach - Crater's Boys Basketball Coach

June 28th, 2020


Coach Schmerbach discusses how his time at the college level has impacted his coaching in high school, how he charts player efficiency, and how he …

Eric Viuhkola - West Linn Boys Basketball

June 21st, 2020


Coach Viuhkola discusses managing high expectations, coaching talented players, and building team chemistry.

Interested in contacting coach Viuhkola? …

Mike Meek - University of Portland Women's Basketball

June 14th, 2020


Coach Meek discusses developing a winning culture, player development, and his experience at various levels of basketball. 

Interested in contacting …

Sandy Dickerson - Central Catholic Girls Basketball

June 7th, 2020


Coach Dickerson discusses how she built her youth program, managing high expectations, and developing leaders within her team.  

Interested in …

Kip Ioane - Willamette University Men's Basketball

May 31st, 2020


Coach Ioane discusses the recruiting process, his "Teams of Men" program, and offers suggestions to improve high school basketball. 

Interested in …

Bart Valentine - Columbia Christian Boys Basketball

May 24th, 2020


Coach Valentine shares his experiences in 45 years of coaching, discusses building a program from scratch, and how he builds a successful winning …

Kurt Guelsdorf - Clackamas Community College Assistant Girls Basketball Coach

May 17th, 2020


Coach Guelsdorf discusses the college recruiting process, pressure defense, and changes he thinks would improve the game.  

Interested in contacting …

Kelly Bokn - Churchill Boys Basketball Coach

May 10th, 2020


Coach Bokn discusses how he evaluates shot selection, builds team chemistry, and offers advice for coaches preparing for their next interview. 

Interested in contacting coach Bokn?  You can reach him via email at

Justin Duke - Wilsonville Girls Basketball

May 3rd, 2020


Coach Duke discusses how he develops leadership capacity within his players, implements his offensive system, and involves parents in his program. 

Marshall Cho - Lake Oswego Boys Basketball

April 26th, 2020


Coach Cho discusses lessons he's learned from basketball around the world, how he engages parents and the community, and how he builds team chemistry.
Interested in contacting coach Cho?  You can reach him via email at

Curt Bickley - Multnomah University Men's Basketball Coach

April 19th, 2020


Coach Bickley discusses the college recruiting process, his offensive system, and changes he would make to improve the game of basketball.
Interested …

Scott Kellar - Century Boys Basketball Coach

April 12th, 2020


Coach Kellar discusses what has led to his longevity, how he wins with less "talent", and how he implements offensive sets to put his kids in positions to succeed.  

Interested in contacting coach Kellar?  You can reach …

Heather Roberts - Yamhill-Carlton Boys Basketball Coach

April 5th, 2020


Coach Roberts discusses how her coaching philosophy has changed, what it's like to be a female coach in a male dominated profession, and how she has built programs into winners everywhere she has been. 

Interested in …

Tom Johnson - Barlow Boys Basketball Coach

March 29th, 2020


Coach Johnson discusses his keys to sustained success, longevity in coaching, and how he produces shooters year after year.   

Interested in contacting coach Johnson?  You can reach him via email at

Pat Coons - Westview Boys Basketball (Retired)

March 22nd, 2020


Coach Coons talks about the how he built one of the best youth programs in the state of Oregon, how the OBCA got started, and how it can impact basketball in the state of Oregon.  

Interested in contacting coach Coons? …

Tal Wold - Silverton Girls Basketball Coach

March 22nd, 2020


Coach Wold discusses developing leadership from players, skill development, and key defensive principles that have made his teams one of the top …

Eddie Townsend - Toledo Boys Basketball Coach

March 20th, 2020


Coach Townsend discusses what it was like to win the school's first ever state championship, describes how he implemented a winning culture, and …

Pilot Episode

March 19th, 2020


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